By investing time and resources into protective measures, such as data security and anti-malware software, and by training employees on secure information practices, the risk of a breach can be significantly reduced, and the chances of quickly detecting a breach improved.

The ultimate goal of an effective response plan is to put data breaches in the rear view mirror so that the company can get back to business. By maintaining a “living will” that incorporates anti-malware, enterprises can set aside the daily stresses and worries associated with potential security breaches and instead focus on what they do best: growing their business and serving their customers and communities.